Empowering women to live healthier lives through Integrative Health Coaching

Dr. Abercrombie is a board certified advanced holistic nurse. She also has certification in Integrative Imagery and Integrative Health Coaching. She has national board certification as a health and wellness coach. She completed a two-year fellowship in integrative medicine through the University of Arizona Tucson Center for Integrative Medicine and teaches in the IHeLP and Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching program. She has been a women’s health nurse practitioner for over 40 years and provided care at the San Francisco General Hospital Women’s Health Center for 27 years. In her role there she provided colposcopy and gynecology services for women with HIV and developed a chronic pelvic pain clinic among many other things. She created a group visit program for women with chronic pelvic pain using the Centering model and conducted feasibility and outcomes research on the program. In addition, she saw patients at UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, was the lead clinician at the UCSF Chronic Pelvic Pain Clinic, and was the gyn consultant at Laguna Honda Hospital. She was a Clinical Professor in the UCSF Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences in the School of Medicine and Community Health Systems Nursing where she lectured and mentored both medical and nursing students and residents. She has published articles on a variety of women’s health–related topics and lectures nationally. She contributed two chapters in the text Integrative Women’s Health. She has a doctorate in Nursing and has conducted research in women’s health primarily in the areas of HIV, domestic violence, integrative health and gynecologic health. She has a passion for caring for women using an integrative approach. She is Past President of the board of directors of IM4US. She is now Board Chair of COPE Northern Sonoma County, a grassroots nonprofit that is built upon the concept of “neighbor helping neighbor” engaging communities in emergency preparedness education, advocacy and planning.